Should I start with his X-23 stuff?
I'm trying to collect all of the relevant X force stuff is X-men second coming necessary to pick up, I'm sort of lost.
@Batnandez: You should buy X-Men; Second Coming, because it was a great story, and the art is so amazing......
if only the insides of the books looked that good!
but then I guess everyone would complain that they weren't on schedule.
Their X-Force run was the first full comic run I ever read. I thought it was very well done and had very consistent artwork. Having now read quite a bit more, I still stand by that position. I can't compare it to prior X-Force or Remender's (which followed, and which I've heard was fantastic), but the whole run was good. The two major tie-ins -- Messiah War & Second Coming -- were both good (though Necrosha ended somewhat suddenly), but Second Coming was fantastic, and featured some very memorable moments. Get the trade, you won't regret it.
You don't need to read Kyle/Yost's X-23 stuff to appreciate X-Force. However, I liked what I saw of her in X-Force and decided to find out what she was about. She became my favorite Marvel character. Now, that obviously won't happen to most people, but: Innocence Lost (the first Kyle/Yost X-23 mini) is an outstanding story in its own right, and Target X is very good as well (and among X-23 fans, is sometimes preferred to its prequel).
This is all a roundabout way of saying you should read Kyle/Yost's X-23 on principle of it being very good (and because they created the character, so they knew what they were doing), but if your only concern is understanding X-Force then no, it's not necessary. Those two minis were completely focused on Laura's backstory, and happened a long time prior to her being roped into X-Force. About the only thing that may benefit you specifically will be understanding why Logan is so pissed off that she's being asked to kill, and why she acts the way she does.
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